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Role of Functional Nutrition

Smiling family eating a healthy meal togetherFunctional nutrition is often defined as a systems biology-based approach that emphasizes identifying and addressing the root cause of a dysfunction. A common misconception is that functional nutrition rejects conventional medicine; it does not. Instead, it sees conventional medicine as a foundation on which to add fresh dimensions in evaluating, managing and preventing chronic disease.

Functional nutrition provides a personalized and integrative approach to healthcare. The process entails prevention, management and understanding the underlying causes of various types of complex chronic conditions.

Some Common Causes

Below are several common root causes of many health issues:

  • Inflammation
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Poor diet
  • Stress
  • Immune imbalances
  • Trauma
  • Negative thought patterns
  • Lack of regular exercise
  • Digestive problems

A Focus on Balancing the Body

Due to the dramatic shift from infectious to non-communicable disease, functional nutrition is valuable in addressing chronic lifestyle-related illness. With functional nutrition, the goal is to repair dysfunction vs only addressing symptoms.

That’s because taking a symptom-based approach just masks symptoms but doesn’t promote balance (or repair). At Taste Life Nutrition we want to help get to the root cause of your problem so we can provide effective solutions to help you find balance and be well.

Our Functional Nutritionist’s Approach

With a whole-person approach, Nikki Burnett will help to uncover the source of your symptoms and your unique needs through detailed laboratory testing. Once that’s determined, she will discuss the right plan to help you achieve your desired outcomes.

Nikki can address an array of issues such as fertility, cardiovascular health, autoimmune disease, blood sugar management, gut health and more. Call (720) 864-1699 to book an appointment!


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